I am a climate change and democracy activist. I volunteer with Citizens’ Climate Lobby and speak to groups in North Texas to build support for CCL’s market-based carbon pricing proposal. I am also interested in regional climate resilience planning. I am concerned about our democratic society’s ability to address complex problems like climate and am interested in systemic reforms that address obstacles to progress. I am a student of integral theory. I have worked with several national and Dallas-area nonprofits.
Will your business support a revenue-neutral carbon price as a market-based solution to climate change? The North Texas Business Climate Leaders project of Citizens’ Climate Lobby needs to hear from you! Your voice can reinforce our message to Congress that a price on CO2 is the best policy solution right now. We wrote an op-ed to build support in the North Texas private sector for CCL’s proposal; it was published on the USGBC Texas blog and on the GreenSource DFW website. Contact our volunteers to support this work.
I am taking my presentation about Citizens’ Climate Lobby and its proposal for a revenue-neutral carbon fee & dividend to North Texas law firms as a free in-house CLE presentation. This is my handout.
The Dallas Morning News said my op-ed on infrastructure vulnerability to weather extremes wasn’t a “good fit”. It’s about a study of the vulnerability of North Texas infrastructure to heat and flooding, headed up by a team of researchers at UTA, funded by the federal government as part of a national pilot study. I wrote the op-ed along with Dr. Yekang Ko of UTA, one of the team members, because I think the study is worth some attention. Here’s the piece: Infrastructure Vulnerability to Weather Extremes
The Dallas Morning News published my op-ed about climate resilience planning on 3/2/15. Here’s the version with hyperlinks to sources: Cities Can Manage Climate Risks with Resilience 2015.02.11 links
I have updated my research on climate resilience planning in preparation to speak to local urban planners. Here’s the short version that I’m passing out to the APA on Feb. 6: Climate Resilience Planning Research 2015.02.03 short for APA. Here’s the long version: Climate Resilience Planning Research 2015.01.22.
The City of Dallas provided me with its application to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities competition. Here it is: 100 Resilient Cities – Final Submitted Application.
The Texas Trees Foundation hosted a half day conference about the Urban Heat Island Effect featuring a keynote by Dr. Brian Stone, author of The City and the Coming Climate: Climate Change in the Places we Live (for a short review of that book see earlier post, How I Got Religion on Trees). Download my report of the conference: TX Trees Fdn Urban Heat Conf Report. We also heard from Dr. Robert Haley about the public health impacts of climate change; from David Hitchcock about the Dallas urban heat island study; and from Matt Grubisich about green infrastructure.